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The online version of Harper's Weekly (1857-1912), the leading American illustrated magazine of its day, covering political, military, social, and cultural stories. HarpWeek may be browsed by date or literary genre; the full text is searchable by keywords.
Access Locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)
Subjects: Image Collections; Magazines, Journals and Serials; Historical Newspapers; History; New York City History; United States History; Area and Cultural Studies
Notes: Harper's Weekly, the general interest periodical published from 1857-1912, is a primary source for learning about nineteenth-century events, people, and culture. The HarpWeek Database consists of the pages of Harper's Weekly, scanned as images, together with a series of interactive indexes. It contains many images by Winslow Homer, Thomas Nast, and Mathew Brady. Literature in the database is searchable by title, author and literary genre. In addition, over 30,000 advertisements, categorized by topic and advertiser, are included. Harper's Weekly provides detailed information and insights on major and minor political, military, and social issues and events prior to and during the Civil War as well as The Reconstruction and Gilded Age. HarpWeek database contains the following segments: 1857 - 1865: The Civil War Era 1866 - 1871: Reconstruction I 1872 - 1877: Reconstruction II 1878 - 1883: Gilded Age I 1884 - 1889: Gilded Age II 1890 - 1895: Gilded Age III 1896 - 1901: Gilded Age IV 1902 - 1907: Gilded Age V 1908 - 1912: Gilded Age VI Users may search Harper's Weekly in the following ways: Full Article Text - Standard Search Full Article Text - Proximity Search Harper's Weekly Indexes Literary Synopses
Dates of Coverage: 1857-1912
Update Frequency: N/A
Print Equivalent: For the print equivalent of this title, see Harper's weekly; a journal of civilization (New York).
Output Type: Print, Download